Latin American & Caribbean Studies Minor

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When you minor in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, you will study the cultures, histories, literatures, and religions found in Latin American and the Caribbean. The minor also includes courses focused on the Latinx experience in the United States.

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While your major will be your primary focus of study, minors allow you to explore other interests and strengthen your future career prospects. Choosing a minor that complements your major helps in your search for a career. For example, a Business major may minor in Writing, which would signal strong communication skills to future employers, or a Nursing major could minor in Africana Studies or Latin American & Caribbean Studies, which would signal knowledge of these communities to future employers. The combinations are almost endless, so speak to a Humanities professor to see how a Humanities minor can build on your interests and strengthen your career.

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Dr. Franqui-Rivera
Dr. Harry Franqui-Rivera
Associate Professor, Coordinator of History/Global Languages
Year Joined: 2017
  • B.A.
    University of Puerto Rico
  • M.A.
    Temple University
  • Ph.D.
    University of Massachusetts
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1705
Office: Seibert Hall, Room 13

Harry Franqui-Rivera

Ph.D. in Caribbean and Latin American History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Masters in Military and Diplomatic History from Temple University
B.A. in History from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
G.E.D. from the Departamento de Instruccción Pública de Puerto Rico

What I teach:

  • Global History I and II
  • Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Writing History
  • Change Reform and Revolution in the Americas

Professor Fanqui-Rivera specializes in Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Latino and Latin American History focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries. Among other interests he studies the condition of Puerto Rican veterans and service members and their impact in society; the role played by military service and institutions on nation-building projects and in the development of national identities; imperial-colonial relations, race, gender, class, and nation. He's also involved in Oral History and Digital Humanities Projects and in the production of short documentaries. He has several academic articles on these topics and two forthcoming books: Soldiers of the Nation: Military Service and Modern Puerto Rico, 1868-1952. University of Nebraska Press. Fighting on Two Fronts: The Experience of the Puerto Rican Soldiers in the Korean War. Centro Press. He is a published author, public intellectual, cultural critic, and blogger. He blogs and publishes in academic and news outlets such as the Huffington Post, Centro Voices, Latino Rebels, 80 Grados, Focaal, Process: A Blog for American History, and U.S. Studies Online. He served for over a decade in the U.S. Army and the National Guard and Reserve. His academic work can be found at “History is not a Walt Disney production.” HFR

Subject(s): Applied Studies, History, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Academic Committee(s): Faculty Rep to Student Affairs

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